Fronteras Desk News

The Department of Homeland Security has begun soliciting contractors for a system of five border security towers it wants to put in place in Nogales, Ariz.
Apr. 25, 2012
Some Latin American leaders, including Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, are lobbying for a serious discussion on new ways to fight what many see as a losing war against illicit drugs.
Apr. 25, 2012
According to statistics released Tuesday, around 2,700 undocumented immigrants no longer face deportation under a policy established last year by the Obama administration.
Apr. 24, 2012
Supporters and opponents of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law battled at a congressional hearing Tuesday.
Apr. 24, 2012
Representatives from hundreds of tribes are meeting this week in Arizona to redouble enforcement efforts of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The law was passed three decades ago, but today American Indian children are more than twice as likely to be sent to foster homes, often off the reservation.
Apr. 24, 2012
A Pew Hispanic Center Study found that during a five-year period, just as many Mexican immigrants returned to Mexico as arrived in the U.S.
Apr. 24, 2012
The Obama Administration recently released its 2012 National Drug Control Strategy which it says includes a stronger focus on prevention and treatment. But funding for enforcing anti-drug laws still predominates.
Apr. 23, 2012
The architect of Arizona's SB 1070 will testify before Congress this week, the day before the immigration law goes to the Supreme Court.
Apr. 23, 2012
Perhaps as a sign of the recovering economy, more U.S. employers are again looking to add highly educated, professional foreign workers to their payrolls.
Apr. 20, 2012
The point of so-called self-deportation laws is to make a place so difficult for unauthorized immigrants that they leave -- or “self-deport” -- on their own. Arizona has passed several laws and initiatives in this vein over the last 10 years, but the data show that in spite of them, many unauthorized immigrants have found a way to stay.
Apr. 20, 2012
The high school drop out rate for American Indians is almost twice the national average. Educators in Flagstaff have tried to turn that trend around. And they’ve had some success at a place you wouldn’t suspect -- the Coconino County Juvenile Detention Center.
Apr. 19, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments April 25 in a controversial immigration case - Arizona's SB 1070. Supporters say the law has achieved one of its goals: Thousands of illegal immigrants have left on their own.
Apr. 19, 2012
We all know that the fastest growing minority group in this country is Hispanic, right? Or is it Latino? Is there a difference? Fronteras Desk reporters set out to determine what those terms really mean to the people they are supposed to describe, and which one is most accurate.
Apr. 18, 2012
Texas officials are crying foul over the decision by a binational commission to release water from the Rio Grande to Mexico.
Apr. 18, 2012
At Spanish Landing Park just across from Lindbergh Field, you may have noticed mysterious wooden beams rising from behind the trees. It’s not a new playground or another waterfront art installation. It’s a unique construction project dating back 500 years.
Apr. 18, 2012
Bulldozers took to the building six weeks after Walmart announced it would convert it into one of its stores.
Apr. 18, 2012
After languishing in storage for a quarter-century, colorful artwork from a historic Barrio Logan brewery will soon be uncrated and seen again. This is the second in a two-part series reported together with Voice of San Diego.
Apr. 17, 2012
The woman who founded the first American Indian-controlled school died last week. Ruth Roessel and her late husband Robert also started the first college on the Navajo Nation in 1968.
Apr. 16, 2012
Agents spotted the boat two miles off the coast of Ocean Beach and swarmed it when made landfall.
Apr. 16, 2012
A brewery built in Barrio Logan after Prohibition contained bright murals and colorful windows, furniture and even ceiling beams. The property is now a parking lot, and the art's been sitting in storage for more than two decades. This is the first of a two-part series reported together with Voice of San Diego.
Apr. 16, 2012

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